Everything’s not awesome (and it doesn’t need to be)

Everything’s not awesome. It was a lyric that turned the catchy earworm of a song, “Everything is Awesome,” from the first installment of The Lego Movie on its ear in a dramatic turn in philosophy. Everything’s not awesome Things can’t be awesome all of the time It’s not a realistic expectation But that doesn’t meanContinue reading “Everything’s not awesome (and it doesn’t need to be)”

With one magic word – Shazam!

A rare opportunity presented itself this past weekend. Some close friends of more than 25 years got in touch to let me know that they were headed to the movies that very night, for a late (late by my standards these days) screening of Shazam! at 9:40. Was I interested? By that time, the kidsContinue reading “With one magic word – Shazam!”

Not so risky business

Since the little guy was born, our movie viewing has taken a nosedive. The last movie we saw in an actual theatre was Toy Story 3. To be honest, if it weren’t for Netflix and our own DVD collection, we probably wouldn’t see anything. But, with Meg and the monkey off at camp this weekContinue reading “Not so risky business”

A trip to the museum

Between work duties, family duties, holidays, and projects around the house, time for actual fun has been pretty sparse lately. That’s why, a few weeks ago, we decided to take a day and go to a museum. It was a nice, relaxing family trip, and was much-needed. While we were there, I grabbed a littleContinue reading “A trip to the museum”